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Instructor Info:Daphne Lowell
Office Extension x5674
TA Info:Allison Smartt
Term: 2012F
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
02:00 PM - 03:20 PM Music and Dance Building MAIN
02:00 PM - 03:20 PM Music and Dance Building MAIN
Description: This course will continue to develop skills in imagining and composing dances, now focusing on group forms, and the challenges to creating meaning, referential or abstract, in non-verbal, three-dimensional, motional and, most of all, embodied expression. In class we'll explore a variety of composition strategies used in group work, both classical and contemporary, and work with longer, more complex sequences. We'll play with such methods as layering, subtracting, juxtaposing, multiplicity, simultaneity, ambiguity, image, suggestion and statement. We'll also discuss strategies for working with dancers and conducting rehearsals. Out of class, students will develop one group dance over the semester in weekly rehearsals with their dancers. In addition, students will develop a portfolio of resources (in music, visual images, poetry and other materials), and study dances of established choreographers. Prerequisite: Making Dances 1 or other dance composition course.